The name Brixton refers to an 11th century landholder named Brictric. By 1435 the name had changed to Brightson, leading to the opinion that this was the site of Ecbrighte's stand or Egbert's stone. However, ‘Egbert’s Stone’ is now thought to be more closely connected with Kingston than Brixton Deverill. The church was built in the 13th century and is nestled in the heart of the Deverills valley. There was an earlier church on this site, at which Alfred the Great is said to have prayed for victory on the eve of the Battle of Edington. The building consists of a nave, chancel, North East vestry and West tower over the entrance. The tower houses a medieval bell inscribed 'Ave Gratia'.
A fitting location in which to soak up the festival atmosphere with fascinating talks by celebrities in the fields of music, drama and dance.
Please be aware there are no toilet facilities at Brixton Deverill Church.
Toilets are located at The George, Longbridge Deverill Village Hall, Upper Deverills Village Hall and The Barn in Kingston Deverill.
Parking for the disabled is available as close to the venue as possible
Main parking for the church is located in a nearby field a short walk to the church.